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Monday, September 23


SAN19-100K1 Opening Keynote
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Li Gong

CEO, Linaro
Li Gong is a globally experienced technologist and executive, with deep background in computer science, research and product development, and open source technologies. He has worked in senior leadership roles extensively in the US and in Asia, having served as President and COO at... Read More →

Monday September 23, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Pacific Room (Keynote)
Tuesday, September 24


SAN19-200K1 Keynote: Challenges and Solutions to Scale IoT
Dipesh will talk about the opportunity of IoT where the combination of Physical and Digital data can deliver new business models and efficiencies. He’ll then discuss what the technical challenges are to delivering this new era, and what Arm is doing with communities and partners to collectively deliver.

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Dipesh Patel

President, IoT Services Group, Arm
Dipesh Patel, President, IoT Services Group, ArmDipesh is the president of IoT Services Group at Arm. Prior to this, he served as the executive vice president of incubation businesses, responsible for the development of new businesses to create solutions to enable the Internet of... Read More →

Tuesday September 24, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Pacific Room (Keynote)


SAN19-200K2 Keynote: Securing the Billions of Devices Around Us
Securing the Billions of Devices Around Us - – Ed Nightingale, Partner Director of Engineering, Microsoft Azure Sphere
The next decade promises the democratization of connectivity to every device. Significant drops in the cost of connectivity mean that every form of electrical device—every child’s toy, every household’s appliances, and every sensor—will become connected to the Internet. Tens of billions of these devices are controlled by microcontrollers, a class of device particularly ill-prepared for the security challenges of internet connectivity.  What is required to secure these billions of devices?  Microsoft defines 7 properties that define the minimum standard for any device connecting to the internet and in this talk we’ll dive into each as we make the case for a better standard for security and connectivity.

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Ed Nightingale

Partner Director of Engineering, Microsoft
Ed  Nightingale has been part of Azure Sphere from its inception and has filled many different roles as the product has grown from research to product.  Currently, Ed is the Partner Director of Engineering for Azure Sphere where he is responsible for the overall software and hardware... Read More →

Tuesday September 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Pacific Room (Keynote)
Wednesday, September 25


SAN19-300K1 Keynote: A64fx and Fugaku - A Game Changing, HPC / AI Optimized Arm CPU to enable Exascale Performance
Fugaku is the flagship next generation national supercomputer being
developed by Riken R-CCS and Fujitsu in collaboration. Fugaku will have
hyperscale datacenter class resource in a single exascale machine, with more
than 150,000 nodes of sever-class Fujitsu A64fx many-core Arm CPUs with
the new SVE (Scalable Vector Extension) with low precision math for the
first time in the world, accelerating both HPC and AI workloads,
augmented with HBM2 memory paired with each CPU, exhibiting nearly a
Terabyte/s memory bandwidth for both HPC and AI rapid data movements.
A64fx has demonstrated up to 8 times the performance of mainstream
"Platinum" server processors for HPC workloads, and this game-changing
performance has been realized through
extensive co-design process involving the entire Japanese HPC community
resulting in a highly HPC-optimzed CPU architecture.
Fugaku also will likely to be the premier big data and AI/ML
infrastructure; currently, we are conducting research to scale deep
learning to more than 100,000 nodes on Fugaku, where we expect to obtain
near top GPU-class performance on each node. The talk will give an
overview of A64fx/Fugaku as well as cover some of the software ecosystem
efforts to enable high-end HPC / BD / AI.

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Satoshi Matsuoka

Director, RIKEN Center for Computational Science Satoshi Matsuoka had been a Full Professor at the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center (GSIC), the Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2000, and the director of the joint AIST-Tokyo Tech. Real World Big Data Computing... Read More →

Wednesday September 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:25am
Pacific Room (Keynote)


SAN19-300K2 Keynote: The Upstream Bubble
SOC vendors are often regarded as not being good open source citizens.  They tend to work downstream with upstream being an afterthought -- if it's even being thought of at all.  This is contrary to open source community practices and can cause friction when engineers operating in these different modes try to interact.  There are often good reasons, and sometimes not-so-good reasons, for this type of behavior.  In this talk I will attempt to give more insight into why SOC vendors are downstream-focused, what types of issues motivate this behavior, and how we can better bridge these ecosystems to "pop the bubble".

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Bryan Huntsman

Sr Director, Qualcomm Innovation Center
Bryan Huntsman is a Senior Director at the Qualcomm Innovation Center and is responsible for Linux Kernel development on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors for mobile and IoT markets.  Over the past decade, he has set up a team of engineers and engineering processes that contributed... Read More →

Wednesday September 25, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Pacific Room (Keynote)
Thursday, September 26


SAN19-400K1 Keynote: Arm in HPC
Arm-based systems are showing up in the HPC community and new silicon is coming. The architecture has also been selected for several of the exascale projects worldwide. Brent will talk about the aspects of Arm that are attractive to the HPC community, updates on projects and what we as a community can do to help accelerate adoption in this space.

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Brent Gorda

Sr. Director, ARM
Brent has a long history of working in supercomputing community. Starting in the mid-80’s in Canada, he wrote compilers for Myrias Research. In the early 90’s he moved to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and worked on the adoption of parallel computing. In the early... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2019 10:00am - 10:25am
Pacific Room (Keynote)


SAN19-400K2 Keynote: Big Data on ARM in practice with ThunderX
The University of Michigan(U-M), in partnership with Marvell, has built a Data Analytics cluster with ThunderX processors based on the Hadoop and Spark family of tools. We present information on the deployment and use of the cluster, which uses software packaged by the Linaro Big Data teams. We also present feedback to the Big Data on ARM community and future plans for development for Big Data on ARM at U-M as well.

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Jeremy Hallum

Research Computing Manager, University of Michigan
Jeremy Hallum is the manager responsible for Storage, Private Cloud, and Data Science Operations teams at ARC-TS at the University of Michigan. His teams are responsible for the deployment of the storage systems, Yottabyte Research Cloud, and Marvell data science Cluster. Jeremy... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2019 10:30am - 10:55am
Pacific Room (Keynote)
Friday, September 27


SAN19-500K1 Keynote: Coccinelle: 10 Years of Automated Evolution in the Linux Kernel
Over the last 10+ years, we have been developing the Coccinelle C-program matching and transformation tool. Coccinelle allows developers to match and transform C code via a generalization of the familiar patch syntax. As Coccinelle is independent of the C preprocessor, Coccinelle rules can be applied across a code base, regardless of configuration constraints. Over the years, Coccinelle has been extensively used in Linux kernel development, resulting in over 7000 commits to the Linux kernel, and has found its place as part of the Linux kernel development process. This talk gives an introduction to the use of Coccinelle and gives an overview of its impact on the Linux kernel.

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Julia Lawall

Senior Researcher, Inria/LIP6/Sorbonne University
Julia Lawall is a Senior Research Scientist at Inria. Her research is at the intersection of programming languages and operating systems. She develops the tool Coccinelle and has over 2000 patches in the Linux kernel based on this work.

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Friday September 27, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Pacific Room (Keynote)


SAN19-500K3: Panel: Convergence of Data Center Workloads on Supercomputers
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Brent Gorda

Sr. Director, ARM
Brent has a long history of working in supercomputing community. Starting in the mid-80’s in Canada, he wrote compilers for Myrias Research. In the early 90’s he moved to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and worked on the adoption of parallel computing. In the early... Read More →
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Andrew Younge

Sandia National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories
Andrew J. Younge is a Computer Scientist in the Scalable System Software department at Sandia National Laboratories. Andrew currently serves as the Lead PI for the Supercontainers project under the DOE Exascale Computing Project and is a key contributor to the Astra system, the world's... Read More →
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Elsie Wahlig

Sr. Director, Linaro
Elsie Wahlig is a Senior Director of Linaro\'s Datacenter Cloud Group and HPC at Linaro. Prior to joining, Elsie has been in high-tech field working at semiconductor companies for 22 years. She\'s been building the Arm server market since 2011 at Qualcomm and Samsung with roles spanning... Read More →
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Aleksandr Drozd

Research Scientist, RIKEN
Dr. Aleksandr Drozd is a Research Scientist at RIKEN Center for Computational Science. His research interests like at the intersection of artificial intelligence and high performance computing.

Friday September 27, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Pacific Room (Keynote)